Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Oct 8, 2017
Commentator Gordon Fee recalls the famous “miracle mile,” the first time two milers ran under four minutes in the same race. Roger Bannister and John Landy competed in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954. Landy had led all the way, but coming off the final turn toward the finish line he looked over his
WISHING FOR PASCAL'S BRAIN
Biblical Education is the process by which Godly character is formed, strength of clear conscious and sound mind is amplified, and understanding is sharpened, as a result of which one can walk in divine wisdom.
Someone once approached Blaise Pascal, the famous
From the pages of “The Essence of True Leadership (Be a Leader and not a Boss)” V.Balu, D.B. Jain College, Chennai - 600 096. T. Nadu, S. India…
The legendary Russi Modi of Tata Steel in India, was a phenomenal success with thousands of his company's employees. Revealing the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2011
AIMING AT THE RIGHT TARGET
Some of our deeds are of great value, especially those done in dependence upon God for His glory and honor. Some of our deeds are worthless. They accomplish nothing of eternal value and will be quickly forgotten after we are gone.
Matt Emmons had the gold medal in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2011
I CAN'T REMEMBER
An elderly man moved into a retirement community. It wasn't long until he had made a number of friends among the other residents. There was one lady he was especially attracted to and she was attracted to him, also. They spent a lot of time together. Finally one evening he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
COME SWEET DEATH
The picture is indelibly etched on my memory, I'm sure because at the time the incident seemed so bizarre, so peculiar. The scene was an elementary school talent show; all of us had been groomed and polished and persuaded that we had some talent or another to display before our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 19, 2011
Years ago, I heard Pastor Anthony Mangun tell a story at Because of the Times that I have never forgotten. . . .
The story is told of a young man by the name of Monty, who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer, who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
Following God Ordained Passions, like Wilson Bentley the Snowflake Photographer
I want to die the same way Wilson Bentley died.
Wilson grew up on a farm in Jericho, Vermont, and as a young boy he developed a fascination with snowflakes. Obsession might be a better word for it. Most people go
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 14, 2009
Christian Walk Compared to Learning How to Pitch Horseshoes
When I married into Charlotte’s family I married into a really close family that liked to spend a lot of time together. Almost every Sunday was spent at Charlotte’s Mom and Dad’s house. There were football or baseball games to watch or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2009
Kentucky Thunderstorm Wipes Out Historic Family Pear Tree
John Claypool tells the story of a thunderstorm years ago that swept through Southern Kentucky at the farm where his ancestors had lived for 6 generations. There was an old pear tree that had been there for about as long as anyone could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
CLARION CALL OF ONE
The actions of a few are often a clarion call to courage. It requires radical sacrifice and radical commitment to accomplish these things. All that it takes is for one man to refuse to surrender!
Anyone who is familiar with Winston Churchill understands that he was such a
When a Dream Dies
When a dreams dies, the world is not the same
You realize in an instant everything has changed
Tomorrow will be different
The plans will all be new
For the dream that you were chasing
No longer lives inside of you.
To know the race is over and you’ve been left
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jan 10, 2008
For many of us, our New Years resolutions seem to resemble carbon dating – where we can establish the date of our resolution by how many “half lives” it has had. Here are some examples:
2003: I will read at least 10 books a year.
2004: I will read 5 books a year.
2005: I will finish Portals of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies
Contributed by Steve Miller on Feb 12, 2006
The following letter appeared in the Ann Lander’s newspaper column a few years ago. It is a great image of what marital love is like.
"Dear Ann Landers: I’m going to tell you about a love story that I witness every time I go to the nursing home to see my husband
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Church Tech: 9 out of 10 Protestant pastors have Internet access, and about half of all Protestant churches maintain a church Web site, according to a recent Ellison Research study. While 90% of ministers are online, only a third of those use a content filter on their church office computer. 88%
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jan 26, 2005
Bill Broadhurst was a great runner and he entered a 10k race in Omahu, a race that Bill Rodgers would win in less than 30 minutes.
Bill Broadhurst had a handicap, he was paralyzed on his entire left side from an aneurism early in life. But he still loved to run and for him to be in the same race
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 24, 2005
“The Land of Beginning Again!” Philippians 3: 12-14 Key verse(s): 13-14:“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 22, 2004
HOW DID I SPEND MY 75 YEARS?
Statisticians tells us that the average life span is now around 75 years. If you’re under 30 then you think that is a long time. If you’re around my age, you’re beginning to realize that’s not really very long at all.
A few years ago, someone went to the trouble
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 22, 2004
REMEMBERING MY PURPOSE
The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built, but there is something fascinating about its beginnings.
In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memorial to her. The shah